Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, testifying before the Public Safety Committee, calls for uniform standards for school security personnel

Boughton, wearing his Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hat – a wooly one with ear flaps in the shape of a manatee for his ride to Hartford along snowy I-84 – testified before the Public Safety and Security Committee this morning on a bill that would provide a uniform standard of training for school security personnel around the state. He estimated it would cost about $2 million in annual summer training. “I don’t think you can put a price tag on having a safer school,” he said. Okay, he didn’t really have the hat.